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Algeria tenders to buy nominal 50,000 tonnes milling wheat

Algeria’s state grains agency OAIC has issued an international tender to buy milling wheat to be sourced from optional origins, European traders said on Sunday.

The tender sought a nominal 50,000 tonnes but Algeria often buys considerably more in its tenders than the nominal volume sought. Tender deadline is Aug. 18 with offers having to remain valid until Aug. 19.

The wheat was sought for shipment in two periods from the main supply countries, Oct. 1-15 and Oct. 16-31. If sourced from South America, shipment is between Sept. 1-15 and Sept. 16-30.

Algeria is a vital customer for wheat from the European Union, especially France.
Source: Reuters (Reporting by Michael Hogan)

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